AdamChandler's "Rosie Red" 2018 GS Adventure Build Thread

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by AdamChandler, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    My, how Rosie has changed...my GF not so much :)

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    I think it's time to update the first post. Edit done. Everything any new person to this thread needs is linked to from the first 4 posts.
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  2. cjmadura

    cjmadura Been here awhile Supporter

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    Here's a striking direct width comparison with an 1190R:

    [​IMG]1190R by cjmadura, on Flickr

    [​IMG]GSA by cjmadura, on Flickr
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  3. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Pretty different from the R1200GS too How much gas does the 1100R hold?
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  5. cjmadura

    cjmadura Been here awhile Supporter

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    1190R = 23 liters (6 Gal)
    1200 = 30 liters (8 gal)

    Keep in mind, the 1190 seems to drink fuel a little quicker than the GSA. (more HP, no surprise). My buddies' biggest gripe is "fuel anxiety" on our big trips through the Western BDR's. He get nervous pretty often while I'm cool as the proverbial cucumber. Advantage GSA.
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  6. LAFS

    LAFS Long timer

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    I grew up in the inner city and hung with some guys and when a girl was on the heavy side they would say "baby got back". I think there was a song but i may be the album you found.

    Either way I Adam's bike "got back".

    Thanks for sharing that is pretty cool.
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  7. German

    German Ich liebe Bayrischen Mist

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  8. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Calibrating the ESA Shocks..the bike felt a little sloppy while riding it yesterday. Then I realized I never calibrated it so that makes sense. You can see in an earlier photo in this thread how much it was sagging when I sat on it. with 3 of the 6 spring rings fully compressed with empty boxes. OOPs.

    Went ahead and reset the service reminder, too. It was last re-set in October when BMW did the 600 mile service for me. Since I did a pre-season 1400 mile oil change, I wanted to have the service be accurate in reflecting last oil change. Also registered the bike with this GS-911.

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    Also, Touratech Mirrors are GONE. Too much highway vibration, too narrow field of view. I found myself moving forward and back a lot to see cars that were never in my blind spot before. DoubleTake (tried and true) is back on:

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    ^Also note, shaved head! means it's time to start riding again.


    Finally, relocated the rear camera of the VSYSTO Dashcam above the brake light. This is another temporary spot until I get the Jesse Luggage Top box installed and then I'll find a permanent home for this. As expected, having this married to the tail piece was way too much vibration:

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  9. Zurgg

    Zurgg Been here awhile

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    Awesome work Adam

    I really like those new mirrors. Might look into them myself

    Cheers
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  10. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Jokes abound for all things in life. I like to just keep things light on that end, but someone mentioning it just made the memories come back.
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  11. ExxonValdez

    ExxonValdez Trailers are for boats. Supporter

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    I really like mine.
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  12. overtone

    overtone Been here awhile

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    With advance apologies for broaching the subject of such a cheap and pedestrian farkle, what would the Collective Forum Wisdom recommend for a GSW (not GSAW) tank side pad, to cushion the knees while standing?

    I run vented armorless enduro pants* (and Gaerne trials boots) for summer ADV shenanigans, and after a day of standing and sticking one or the other knee into the side of the tank, I find myself wishing that area of the tank was padded.

    * - This is not adequate crash protection and I don't recommend it to the innocent general public.
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  13. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    I use the TechSpec pads. There are a few different options but this are rubber so a little bit of give but most importantly, sticky.
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  14. CrashBar

    CrashBar Just Wanna Ride Supporter

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    R&G, $37. More cosmetic protection for the tank and something to grip than padding for the rider. My ninja turtle aerostich has plenty of padding.

    https://www.twistedthrottle.com/r-g...jXPAV_nkEelQkmzegwfVBp_WU38Zp7WkaAv21EALw_wcB

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  15. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    I haven't been down in GSpot in way too long. Great thread, @AdamChandler ! Way to make us folks who are still riding Oilheads and Hexheads drool over a new bike and a ton of upgrades -- and reminisce about the pleasure of getting to know a bike through garage time.
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  16. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Thank you. Glad I could entertain and educate in my own way.
  17. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Darla x2 + Erica + Sevina + BMW LED Headlight + OEM Aux Lights at 100%:


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    Tremblay Been here awhile

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    Glorious.
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  19. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    :lol3

    I envy you that you've got some dark roads to exercise all that candle power... My Erica's see all 10% at night unless someone wanders off into my lane so they get "reminded" rather briefly what other 90% can do for them... :rofl
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  20. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Personally, I think I live in an area that's too built up. When I get to a red light and there's more than 1 car in front of me, I get pretty impatient and if my GF and I go out and there isn't a seat available at a restaurant, we just go home and cook.

    So I know I'm a bit de-sensitized to the massive population growth our country (and the world) is experiencing but you're absolutely right. During a normal week, I can keep my Clearwater lights at 100% about an hour of my week total. On my rides, I'll have to turn off high beams every 10 minutes on average. No complaints here and these lights are well suited for where I live and ride.

    I understand when others say clearwater are overkill but for some of us, they're not.
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